Debian: DSA-3945-1: linux security update

    Date 17 Aug 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3945-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    August 17, 2017                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : linux
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-9940 CVE-2017-7346 CVE-2017-7482 CVE-2017-7533
                     CVE-2017-7541 CVE-2017-7542 CVE-2017-7889 CVE-2017-9605
                     CVE-2017-10911 CVE-2017-11176 CVE-2017-1000363
                     CVE-2017-1000365
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
    may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information
    leaks.
    
    CVE-2014-9940
    
        A use-after-free flaw in the voltage and current regulator driver
        could allow a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially
        escalate privileges.
    
    CVE-2017-7346
    
        Li Qiang discovered that the DRM driver for VMware virtual GPUs does
        not properly check user-controlled values in the
        vmw_surface_define_ioctl() functions for upper limits. A local user
        can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service.
    
    CVE-2017-7482
    
        Shi Lei discovered that RxRPC Kerberos 5 ticket handling code does
        not properly verify metadata, leading to information disclosure,
        denial of service or potentially execution of arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2017-7533
    
        Fan Wu and Shixiong Zhao discovered a race condition between inotify
        events and VFS rename operations allowing an unprivileged local
        attacker to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges.
    
    CVE-2017-7541
    
        A buffer overflow flaw in the Broadcom IEEE802.11n PCIe SoftMAC WLAN
        driver could allow a local user to cause kernel memory corruption,
        leading to a denial of service or potentially privilege escalation.
    
    CVE-2017-7542
    
        An integer overflow vulnerability in the ip6_find_1stfragopt()
        function was found allowing a local attacker with privileges to open
        raw sockets to cause a denial of service.
    
    CVE-2017-7889
    
        Tommi Rantala and Brad Spengler reported that the mm subsystem does
        not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism,
        allowing a local attacker with access to /dev/mem to obtain
        sensitive information or potentially execute arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2017-9605
    
        Murray McAllister discovered that the DRM driver for VMware virtual
        GPUs does not properly initialize memory, potentially allowing a
        local attacker to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized
        kernel memory via a crafted ioctl call.
    
    CVE-2017-10911 / XSA-216
    
        Anthony Perard of Citrix discovered an information leak flaw in Xen
        blkif response handling, allowing a malicious unprivileged guest to
        obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests.
    
    CVE-2017-11176
    
        It was discovered that the mq_notify() function does not set the
        sock pointer to NULL upon entry into the retry logic. An attacker
        can take advantage of this flaw during a userspace close of a
        Netlink socket to cause a denial of service or potentially cause
        other impact.
    
    CVE-2017-1000363
    
        Roee Hay reported that the lp driver does not properly bounds-check
        passed arguments, allowing a local attacker with write access to the
        kernel command line arguments to execute arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2017-1000365
    
        It was discovered that argument and environment pointers are not
        taken properly into account to the imposed size restrictions on
        arguments and environmental strings passed through
        RLIMIT_STACK/RLIMIT_INFINITY. A local attacker can take advantage of
        this flaw in conjunction with other flaws to execute arbitrary code.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed
    in version 3.16.43-2+deb8u3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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